Friday, March 22, 2013

The Croods Family Movie Review!

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I went to the advance screening of The Croods in 3D with high expectations, as the movie trailer had presented itself as a fun, fast-paced family adventure.  It's about a family of cavemen (comprised of an all-star cast), that for the sake of survival live holed up in a cave.  The Croods family is teen daughter Eep (Emma Store), dad Grug (Nicholas Cage), mom Ugga (Catherine Keener), brother Thunk (Clark Duke), sister Sandy (Randy Thom), and grandma (Cloris Leachman).  I have to say that the movie exceeded my expectations!

Eep loves her family dearly, but wants to see more of the outside world.  However dad Grug only wants to keep his family safe from the prehistoric creatures running amuck, and discourages his daughter from leaving the inner sanctum of the cave.  But like all teenagers Eep wants to explore, and she breaks her dad's rules in order to satisfy her wanderlust.  
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Eep Yearns to See the Outside World
On her first trip out she meets a handsome stranger, Guy (Ryan Reynolds) and his pet sloth, Belt (Chris Sanders).  Guy tells her that the world that she knows is literally coming to an end, and tells her that she must leave her cave immediately if she wishes to survive.  Eep is smitten by Guy, but the two separate when dad Grug comes looking for his missing daughter.

The Croods definitely delivers the message that a family makes your stronger, and offers unconditional love and support, and will always stick by you.  These are the kinds of messages that I would like to see more of in G-rated films.  And funny enough, there was nothing crude about The Croods--only lots of family-friendly laughs.  

I don't want to spoil all the twists and turns of the story, but I do want to say that it is an excellent family film with a great storyline, lots of humour and spectacular visual effects.  There were many occasions in the film where parents and children alike in the audience laughed out loud (my kids and I included)!  It was just a clever and tremendously funny film, that will have you memorizing its witty punchlines for later use.  


If you are able to see The Croods, I think your family will be delighted by it and I highly recommend that you see it!  I think that many families will be going back to see it a second time for sure.  From DreamWorks Animation, distributed by 20th Century Fox.  In theaters everywhere now.

Are you going to take your family to The Croods movie?  Does your family like watching comedy films?

29 comments:

  1. ODS and I saw a preview for this when we went to see Rise of The Guardians - it looks great! Thanks for sharing your thoughts

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  2. On my - I just showed my kids this. Now I think I have committed to taking them with friends tonight!

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  3. this looks like a cute one for sure, we saw it on the preview for rise of the guardians too and it looks fun!

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  4. I will be there with my kids... nothing like having a good laugh with your kids!

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  5. I'm so glad to hear the movie was good! We are anxious to see it as well and will definitely have to check it out after reading your review :)

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  6. I'm so excited to see this movie! It looks like a great 1! It looks like it's going to be a combination between the Flintstones and Ice Age My Children really excited to see it

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  7. I have heard about this movie, it definitely seems like something the family would be into. Sounds like I found the movie for family night next weekend :)

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  8. Cute movie. I definitely want to see that one.
    Michelle F.

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  9. love this movie and it even brought a tear to my eye at the end

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  10. I loved this movie. One of my favorite animated movies. In fact, I just watched it again on Netflix.

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  11. My kids LOVE this movie! They watched it over and over again. It is really cute! #SITSblogging

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  12. Kaelyn loves this movie! Such a great film!

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  13. Loved this movie!! I liked the grandmother she was funny, and I even cried at the end, yes I'm a sissy...lol

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  14. I still haven't seen this movie. I wasn't interested in seeing it when I saw the preview but I have heard its a great movie.

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  15. This was a awesome movie,worth the trip

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  16. (The Croods movie review) My husband and I watched this one together a couple of months ago. We both liked it a lot, thought it was cute and funny too.

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  17. we havnt seen this one yet... maybe ill buy it for the kiddos it looks good :)

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  18. Great description of the movie without spoiling any of it. I haven't seen this movie yet, but I think I might in the future! Keep up the awesome blog posts!

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  19. I have this DVD sitting on our shelf and I have yet to see it. I think this long weekend, we may make a movie/camp out marathon and just cuddle as a family and watch some DVDs, including the Croods!

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  20. never got to see this movie, the grandkids did they liked it

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  21. I didn't get to see this movie with my grand kids but I am hoping I can find it to buy it for them on DVD.

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  22. I didn't see this movie but I am hoping I can find it on DVD to buy it for them.I have heard it was a good one.

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  23. I didn't see this movie but my girls did and they love it.

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  24. Grandkids said the movie was funny

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  25. I finally got to see this movie.It was delightfully funny and the grandkids loved it too.

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  26. This is one Movie I can watch over and over

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  27. Sure looks like a great movie I have yet to see it with the kids. Thanks for the review.

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